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The late Bill Bennett did it his way

December
5
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. WILLIAM RICHARDS BENNETT was the son of a famous father and distantly related to a former prime minister. But that isn’t what’s important about Bill Bennett. He was the 27th premier of...

What's Clark trying to prove with Senate stance?

December
4
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. JUST WHAT is Premier Christy Clark trying to prove by her all-or-nothing stance on Senate reform? Thursday, Clark peed all over the new federal government’s plans to make the Senate a more...

Please, Prime Minister, a little humility

November
27
,
2015
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A NewKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. GOOD GRIEF. There are so many good things about our new prime minister and what he's been doing in the first few weeks in office that it's a shame when he says something dumb. It isn't...

Nothing wrong with new limits on smokers

November
25
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. A BYLAW banning smoking in public parks and outside civic buildings is a good move on Kamloops City council’s part. More than a dozen years ago, an enthusiastic young freshman City councillor...

Now, more than ever, refugees need our help

November
18
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. REMEMBER Alan Kurdi? He was the three-year-old boy whose picture — dead on a beach in Turkey — inspired Canadians to demand that their country lend a helping hand to refugees fleeing...

PAC voting - was it about location?

November
12
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. THE SUGGESTION here that the referendum on the performing arts theatre might be influenced by the old north-south split in the city was greeted with indignation by some people that such a thing should...

Removal of hymns no cause for concern

November
10
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. CHRISTIANS shouldn't be too worried over the removal of the hymn Abide With Me and, previously, Onward Christian Soldiers from the program at the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies Wednesday. ...

It's all or nothing on performing arts centre

November
7
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. IT'S NOT just any old decision on the performing arts theatre; it's all-or-nothing day. There's no in between. Either Kamloops voters give City Hall the authority to borrow $49 million...

Things we learned during the bridge work

November
3
,
2015
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A NewsKamloops editorial by Mel Rothenburger. SO, WHAT did learn from the bridge experience? For one thing, we learned how to do the zipper merge. Didn't we? Okay, so not all of us figured it out but the next project that calls for two...

Daylight Saving Time has its uses

November
1
,
2015
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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME isn’t everybody’s favourite thing. Some think it’s a pointless inconvenience. But it’s an inconvenience that is short-lived. Twice a year, we have to change our clocks. Fall behind, spring ahead....